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Interest

* Big Sister -  Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas

* Coach-BNSF Next Generation Leadership Program

* DFW-NBMBAA

* DFW-American Marketing Association

* Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Fraternity

Summary

I bring three key strengths to the table:• Tenacity--determination to meet deadlines and exceed expectations, make no excuses • Innovation--looking at new approaches for operations management • Pioneering Drive--Rise to new challenges and take calculated risks to exceed goals.

Innovative Business

Professional with progressive experience in maximizing human capital, project management, process improvement, and B2B promotion. Strengths include:• Leadership skills to pursue each project with enthusiasm, passion, and a clear focus to get team motivated and working collaboratively.• Strong analytical, organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills that encourage creative solutions• Strategically approach a situation to build strong relationship skills to quickly convert pessimists into believers through the simplifying complex information and relating it to each individual.I am currently pursuing opportunities where I can combine my previous sales and marketing experience with my MBA to deliver strong results in a fast-paced environment.

Work experience

Marketing Graduate Assistant

§Managed vendor relationships for the production of marketing materials and advertisements used to promote GSM’s “Faces” campaign during new student recruitment, community outreach, and the Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Frisco satellite campus.

§Planned promotional events to increase brand awareness both internally and externally through the creation of ads, brand messaging, and promotional activities.

§MaintainedUD’s GSM website to keep UD’s community apprised of events, notables, and announcements

Jun 2009Present

Consultant

Right Management

Consultant - Addison, Texas

* Elicit candidates’ passions and accomplishments (minimum of 6) to more accurately define their core strengths and areas for improvement that will be utilized in networking, interviewing, and resume development.

* Simplify complex information and develop rapport with class members to decrease their anxiety and gain “buy in” to motivate the group to become engaged and excited to actively participate in class

* Motivate participants to step out of their comfort zone and become open to new concepts and how to implement them during their career transition process.

May 2002Apr 2007

Pharmaceutical Sales Representative

Professional Healthcare Representative (2005 - 2007)

* Cultivated solid, value-based customer and team member relationships to assist in the facilitation of product presentations to key accounts - district ranked in top 5% of region

* Increased Detrol LA 4mg sales 3.1% in first 3-months of carrying product by analyzing statistical data to develop a targeted marketing plan, and through implementing campaigns specific to each consumer group

* Utilized Strategic Selling principles and project management to consistently exceed sales quotas by an average of 11% for three years.

Intern (2002 - 2004)

 * Collaborated with District Manager to create a development plan for Pfizer/INROADS interns in Oklahoma

Aug 2001Dec 2004

Student Support Staff

University of Central Arkansas

* Assisted in the initiation and implementation of the Executive Leaders program to help students develop strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills to prepare them for the world of work

* Conducted workshops in resume building, job readiness, job search strategies, mock-interviews, and business correspondence to teach students how to effectively market themselves to prospective employers

References

Phil Trammell

“Candy worked in our office here at UD while she was working on her MBA and she was a real asset to the team. Dependable, reliable and an excellent team player, she displayed initiative and consistent drive to accomplish the projects assigned to her, always on time and always well done. She would be a good fit in the right opportunity.”

Jamal Williams

“It is a pleasure to write this personal recommendation for my friend, Candy Ezell. I have known Candy for about 1 a year now. I can tell you, without hesitation, she is one of the finest people I have ever met. Candy routinely takes the time to help out those in need. In fact, Candy’s presence in the community has impacted many around her. Candy Ezell volunteers with Big Brothers and Sister of America. She has shown leadership skills during difficult times, excellent problem solving skills, and a real team first attitude. I strongly urge you to consider hiring Candy Ezell. You will quickly discover that she is a fine person, and great leader."

Jodi Lammert

“I would highly recommend Candy Ezell. She is very professional about her work, and is determined to get the job done. She also puts her passion into everything she does. Candy would be a great fit with any organization. Jodi Lammert”

Malcolm Davis

“Ms. Candy Ezell comes highly recommended as a talented Marketing & Sales Professional with multiple skill sets.Candy has the ability to multi-task and consistently perform at a high level. Candy is strategic thinker that thrives on challenges. Candy solves problems with a combination of proven logic, out-of-the-box thinking, and attention to detail. Her strongest assets are her tenacity, integrity, and persistence. She would be a valuable asset to any organization.”

Beckie Allen

“Candy brings a customer and outcomes focus to all of her projects. She is articulate and personable, easily developing credibility and trust with clients and colleagues. Candy leverages her creativity in developing ways to help others understand the sales message, as well as in capitalizing on sales opportunities.”

Education

Aug 2007Dec 2008

MBA

University of Dallas - Graduate School of Management G.P.A 3.91

* Spearheaded team of graduate students to develop marketing strategies to increase customer utilization of Hanson Pressure Pipe (HPP) products and services.CEO implemented multiple strategies proposed.

* Created benchmark system for HPP to compare current customer satisfaction and brand perception with future ratings based on strategic implementation of recommended differentiation strategies.

*Created 1-day training program to improve management/employee relationships for Duck Bob's Party Rental Company; HR Director presented project to CEO

Aug 2000Dec 2004

BBA

Skills

Presenting
Throughout college I presented in almost every one of my classes rather it was a group presentation or individual presentation.  While working at Pfizer, I delivered between eight to ten presentations a day.  Many of the presentations included multiple products.  Based upon this unique situation I had to figure out how to tie all of my products together in order to create a picture in the consumers’ eye so when they met the certain type of patient I was describing they would instinctively think of my products.
Brand Management
I managed up to four different product brands at one time.  Each product treated a different disease state and had many competitors.  My goal was to allow the prescribing doctors as well as their assistants to understand why the products I represented would be better for their patients.  In order to manage the brand I had to keep up-to-date information not only on the products that I marketed but also the competitors.  I had to create an image in the customers mind that my products should be their number one choice when it came to treating specific health and lifestyle conditions.     
Self-Starter
I began being a self-starter in elementary school.  Throughout high school I was involved in basketball (Freshmen Co-Captain, Varsity Basketball Co-Captain), volleyball (Co-Captain), track, and tennis.  In college I obtained my minor in interdisciplinary studies from the Honors College.  I was also involved in Student Government (soph. class VP, junior class President), senior (Senator-at-Large), and was 1st Vice-President of my sorority.
Customer Delvelopment
Customer development is where I take a current or potential customer and develop a relationship with them that will be mutually beneficial to them as well as the company I work for.  I help create a desire for my products and more information about my products from the consumers prospective.